Vendor Info & Tips for having a successful Boutique Blowout
Vendor Info: Auburn Spring Boutique Blowout Saturday & Sunday, April 28 – 29, 2018 Public Hours – 10:00am – 4:00pm Sat. & Sun. VENDOR ACCESS - SATURDAY 7:00am, SUNDAY 9:00am
LOCATION: The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conf. Ctr 241 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36830
VENDOR SET UP TIME: Set up/Load in starts at 7:00am on Saturday morning. **PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SET UP BEFORE 7:00AM ON SATURDAY** WHERE TO UNLOAD: Vendors may unload from the back-loading area. It is located on the back, right side of the hotel. See Diagram included. The load in/out area is a small area, so you will need to park in the parking lot (not at the loading entrance), in order to unload. We will have signs and one of the Boutique Blowout members to help direct you! BOOTH: Spaces are various sizes. Please refer to your registration information for your booth size. Attached is a map of all vendors so you will know who your neighbor is. We do our best to give some room in between vendor spaces but cannot guarantee it due to size restraints in the ballroom(s). Please be courteous to your neighbor and do not encroach on each other’s space. If there is an issue, please come see a member of the Boutique Blowout team! VENDOR RENTAL INCLUDES Carpeted vendor space Electricity (where available (not guaranteed) Free Wi-Fi 2 VIP Wrist bands to enjoy vendor discounts ELECTRICITY & WIFI Electrical access is available for free, along the sides of the venue. You are responsible for bringing any extension cord(s), power strip(s) & tape to tape cords down. WIFI Username: AU Guest No Password SECURITY: Security isn’t available after the show on Saturday. However, the doors to the ballroom(s) will be locked when the show ends at 4pm on Saturday and will be re-opened on Sunday morning at 9;00am. VIP SHOPPERS: Shoppers can register as a VIP for $6. VIPs receive a VIP wristband to show to vendors (and take advantage of vendor VIP discounts. We ask that you only offer your VIP discount to those that have a wrist band. Shoppers are given a shopper map that shows the VIP discount each vendor is offering. FITTING ROOMS: Restrooms are available for shoppers to utilize as dressing rooms. However, you are encouraged to create a fitting room within your booth space. Boutique Blowout will place 2-3 mobile dressing rooms in the ballrooms for shoppers to use also. Boutique Blowout is not responsible for items vendors allow customers to try on in the restrooms. We encourage you to ask the customer to leave their driver’s license or cell phone in order to take items to the restroom to try on. DÉCOR: You’re encouraged to decorate your booth, to create an inviting and attractive boutique shopping experience. However, the venue doesn’t allow balloons, or hanging anything from the walls or room divider. You are allowed to lean items against the wall, as long as there is no resulting wall damage. VENDOR LOUNGE: BBA (Boutique Blowout Association) members receive free sodas, waters and a catered lunch from the hotel. A menu will be placed in your vendor packet. Please return the menu to a member of the Boutique Blowout team no later than 10:30am Sat. BBA members will receive 2 lunches per day. The vendor lounge is located in the back of the Grand Ballroom. You can access the lounge through the Legacy Ballroom. The door is in the back left corner of the Legacy Ballroom and will be labeled “Vendor Lounge- BBA Members only.” CLOSING UP If shopper traffic has slowed, during the last 2 hours, on Sunday, vendors are allowed to begin closing down. Please be respectful of your neighbors and shoppers if you choose to do this! CANCELLATIONS /NO SHOWS: Cancellations are not allowed. If you are unable to make the event, please let us know ASAP. If you have to cancel, Boutique Blowout is unable to refund your booth fee, but you may be able to sell your spot to your neighbor. Contact us ASAP is this is the case. If you are a no show, you will not be permitted to be a participate in future events. GIVEAWAYS: If you sponsored a gift card or merchandise giveaway via our social media advertising your winner will receive a printed certificate to bring to you, to claim their giveaway, when they check in at the event. Clearly display pricing.Shoppers are more relaxed when they don't have to awkwardly ask about the price of each item. Be friendly!Smile. Put your phone down. Engage with your shoppers. Trust us... your sales greatly reflect your attitude. Make your booth accessible. If your booth is closed off, shoppers will pass by. Promote. Share the event on your business & personal social media pages for cross-marketing purposes!
Thank you for making Boutique Blowout a SUCCESS! We LOVE our vendors!!